Research & Innovation

Innovation and bold new approaches post COVID-19 will need to be grounded in research and analysis of the impacts of the pandemic. This section provides evidence and examples to inform change.

CSCNS Launches Round 2 of the COVID-19 Impact Survey

Please participate in this new and confidential survey of the Impact of COVID-19. With broad participation we can powerfully share the story of the Sector with Government and our supporters.

Survey Deadline Extended to Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00pm (ADT)

COVID-19 Impact Survey Report

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who completed our COVID-19 Impact survey. View the results here.

State of the Nonprofit Sector in Nova Scotia

Research Report by Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) on behalf of the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS). View the full report here.

The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on the Nonprofit Labour Force

As women make up two-thirds of Nova Scotia’s nonprofit labour force and 67% of the sector’s leadership, what commentators have coined the ‘shecession’ has significant implications for the nonprofit sector.

Click below to read more about how COVID-19 has impacted Women in the Nonprofit Labour Force.

Volunteering in Nova Scotia and the impacts of COVID-19

In Nova Scotia, we have many reasons to cheer as we have one of the highest rates of volunteering in the country with about 51% of the population volunteering as of 2013, above the national rate of 44%.

Click below to read more about how COVID-19 has impacted Volunteering.

Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofit Social Enterprises in Nova Scotia

Social enterprise activities make a significant contribution to non profit revenues and provide important services to communities according to a report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) on the State of the Nonprofit Sector in Nova Scotia.

Click below to read more about how COVID-19 has impacted Social Enterprise.

The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Labour Force of Tomorrow and the Impact of COVID-19

The labour force has been declining in Nova Scotia, making it increasingly difficult for all employers to find labour. This has serious implications for all industries but especially for the nonprofit and voluntary sector.

Click below to read more about how COVID-19 has impacted the Nonprofit Labour Force.

Themes from CSCNS Interviews with Executive Directors

During the month of May, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia followed up with executive directors (EDs) in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector across the province to see what the continuing impacts of COVID-19 have been on their organizations, their staff, and their future prospects. The Storm Clouds, Silver Linings series was developed from these interviews.

Click below to read some of these themes that came up in those interviews.

Follow The Philanthropist's COVID-19 Coverage for insightful articles and research into how Canada's nonprofit and charitable sector is responding to the pandemic.